Emir, Yauri Stakeholders Meet KEDCO over Poor Electricity Supply

By Mohammed Mohammed

In an effort to increase electricity supply and mutual relationship between Yauri Emirate, its environs and Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO), stakeholders from the Council have paid a courtesy call on the Management of the Company.

The Dallatun Yauri and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Sports and Youth Development, Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar, who led the team on Tuesday, stated that the meeting is an offshoot of a letter written by the Emir of Yauri, Dr. Zaiyyanu Abdullahi, to the Managing Director of KEDCO on the need to improve the electricity supply to Yauri municipal and its environs as well as foster better understanding between the company and the community.

According to him: “The delegation from the Emirate council is here to present a passionate letter from the emirate to the Management of KEDCO is paying the visit with the intent to further discuss the challenges facing the community with a view to finding lasting solution to the epileptic power supply to the Emirate and its environs.”

The Permanent Secretary bemoaned the consequences of irregular power supply to include: job losses potential collapse of small and medium businesses as well as increase in criminal activities, appealed to the company to improve on its public sensitization as well as introduce appropriate revenue accounting techniques by identifying and closing all leakages.

He further urged the management of the company to make adequate provision of meters for the community and also ensure company and community relations through the creation of working groups to liaise with its local staff for prompt performance reports

The Dallatun Yauri, who thanked the management for the warm reception accorded them, assured that the Emirate on its part will not only sensitize its people on the need for regular payment of their bills but also ensure continuous effective collaborative relationship.

He explained that the effort will also provide permanent solutions to the challenges identified.

Responding, the MD, KEDCO, called on the Emirate to encourage their citizens on prompt payment of bills to enable the company generate more energy for distribution.

While calling on the Council to discourage its subjects from indulging in illegal connection and distribution of electricity, he thanked the His Royal Highness for his outstanding leadership quality and assured that the company will continue to partner with them, not only improved cordial relationship but also for effective power supply. 

Members of the delegation include: Alh. Abubakar Sadiq Yelwa (Katukan Yauri), Managing Director, HYPPADEC, Hon. Dr. Yusuf Tanko Sununu – Member, House of Representatives, and Alh. Rilwan Hussein Abarshi, Chief Executive Officer/ Principal Consultant, RHA Consulting.

Signed: Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar, (Dallatun Yauri), Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Sports and Youth Development.

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